Our Culture

Working at Wattpad means being part of a unique work culture that’s centered around something we all believe in—using technology to find new ways to tell the world’s stories.

 
 

Through everything we do, we strive to create an environment that fosters transparency and collaboration.

There are no ivory towers or fancy corner offices here. Instead, we offer weekly all-hands meetings, access to our CEO’s private blog, and an open, available leadership team that works alongside everyone else. So you’ll always know where Wattpad is going and how your work is getting us there.

 

We also push ourselves to innovate. Each decision is driven by our desire to be better, and backed by data. And each team member is given access to Wattpad’s live numbers and revenue stats.   

Oh, and did we mention we’re fun? We celebrate wins. And fails. We bring our dogs to the office (#Wattpups forever). We play our own version of Family Feud. Working at Wattpad means more boat cruise dance moves. More birthday and work anniversary cake and drinks.

 
 
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Values we all share

 
 

Our values are the shared principles that guide our team. They collectively determine how we interact with each other, how we behave at work, and how we approach challenges every day.

 

#UserObsessed

We make every decision by stepping into our user’s shoes

#TeamWork

We do what’s best for the greater good

#Resourceful

We make the most of every minute and every dollar

#Inclusive

We help everyone belong

#Trailblazer

We push ourselves on how we think and how we act

#PlayToWin

We’re driven to lead the pack

#BuildItForward

We’re always building a foundation for tomorrow

 
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Benefits that actually benefit you

 
 
 
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Competitive salary

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Meaningful equity (stock options)

 
 
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Career development & mentorship opportunities

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Regular hackathons

 
 
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Full health benefits

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Generous parental leave top-up

 
 
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Complimentary transit pass

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Your choice of hardware

 
 
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Flexible hours

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Healthy snacks & drinks

 
 
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Corporate discount for gym memberships for you and your family

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A beautiful office in downtown Toronto

 
 
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Easy access to transit

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And a whole lot more!

 
 
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Inclusivity: not just a buzzword

 

49%

of our employees identify as a person of color

44%

of our leadership team identify as a person of color

44%

of our leadership team identify as women

85%

of employees feel that Wattpad values diversity

56%

of all employees identify as women

 

Diverse people. Diverse stories.

Every day, in over 50 languages, our global community turns to Wattpad as a barrier-free outlet for self-expression on topics like LGBTQ+ identity, acceptance and body positivity.

Wattpad is creating a world where everyone’s story can be heard, and anyone can belong.

As the engine behind the world’s largest social storytelling platform, our success has always been driven by our ability to embrace our differences and lift up marginalized voices. To us, diversity and inclusion aren’t corporate jargon—they’re core to who we are.

We’re building a team as diverse as our user base.

While the work of being truly inclusive is never finished, we’re proud of the progress we’ve made—and we’re committed to promoting honest dialogue about diversity and inclusion in the startup community and beyond.

 
 
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What our employees say

 

What makes Wattpad unique is that we truly are a mission- driven organization. Everyone who works here is passionate about the greater impact of Wattpad and bringing people together through stories.

Seema L.

Working at Wattpad means that you're playing a part in completely changing our writers' lives. The stories that never would have been told in the "old world" of traditional publishing, and the people telling them, are set free on Wattpad.

Joe D.

I love working at Wattpad! The people are brilliant, driven, and kind. The work is global, challenging, and interesting. It's unlike any other job I have had, in all the right ways.

Emma B.

Wattpad is a place where people are given the opportunity to be accountable for their own ideas. You're always given an opportunity to raise an idea or try an experiment or introduce a new process if it'll make things better for our users, or for our other employees.

Adam B.

I was struck by how excited everyone was to be chatting. They seemed excited by what they were building and equally excited to have me join and help.

Nino D.

I love working at a place that combines all of my passions: storytelling, technology, media, and community.

Samantha P.

 
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Glassdoor reviews

 
 
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